Book Launch and Benefit for The Creative Center in New York City on February 23

The Creative Center will celebrate the publication of Everything Becomes a Poem: Poems by James W. Gaynor

EVENT: Culture / Arts / Literature / Performance / Reading / Benefit

WHAT: Creativity and Survival: An evening celebrating the life-giving force of the arts, for people of all ages, featuring poet and sculptor James W. Gaynor

A book launch event. To benefit the The Creative Center, a center dedicated to bringing the creative arts to people living with cancer and other chronic illnesses, through all stages of life.

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 7–9 PM

WHERE: Speyer Hall Theater, at the University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

ADMISSION PRICE: $20.00, check or cash at the door.



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James W. Gaynor, author of: Everything Becomes a Poem: Poems by James W. Gaynor (Nemeton Press);

Lyricist / Vocalist, King Missile; Author, Daily Negations John S. Hall;

and NYC writer/actor and producer, author of the play SKIN, Hope Singsen.

With Emcee, Journalist and Critic Peter M. Stevenson.

James W. Gaynor is a poet, artist, editor, and writer. A graduate of Kenyon College, Gaynor lived in France and taught literature at the University of Paris. He later worked as an editor at Grosset & Dunlap, Cuisine magazine, Scriptwriter News and Forbes Publications. He lives in New York City with his dog Emily Dickinson and his cat Gerard Manley Hopkins.

“Gaynor’s poems are expansive, dark, funny, full of the joy of living. His grim acknowledgements of tragic truths are never brooding, while the more seemingly lighthearted verses are deep and honest and real. We are fortunate indeed that, in Gaynor’s hands, Everything Becomes a Poem.” John S. Hall, Lyricist / Vocalist, King Missile; Author, Daily Negations

“Gaynor writes as wry and grateful survivor, the appreciation for what’s been lost never clouding his love for what remains. Read carefully, and you will discern life lessons woven through Gaynor’s poetry, suggestions on what it might mean to live a long and happy life in our addled 21 st Century.” Peter M. Stevenson, Journalist, Critic. His work appears in many national publications, including The New Yorker, Esquire, and The New York Times.

MEDIA CONTACT: For further information, please contact Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, 646–801–7477,




Phone: 614-NEM-ETON / 614–636–3866

Everything Becomes a Poem:

Poems by James W. Gaynor

Nemeton Press / November 2016 / Poetry

ISBN 978–0–9978428–0–7

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Available in bookstores nationwide and from online booksellers